I could write a blog post every day for a year and still not cover all the magic that flooded and warmed my heart when my family was invited to Walt Disney World last year. For one thing our little girl Matilda was literally praying to meet Mickey. And she did! So precious. If you are like me you may be wondering, “What Is A Magic Band?”
For many of us we may be going to Disney World for the very first time. What to bring, what do we need to know? So if you are a first timer like I was perhaps you may not understand fully the magic behind Disney World’s MagicBands. Let me share it with you.
In a nutshell think about your MagicBands as your Disney trip on your arm. You can store your payment information, your key to your room, your rides at Disney & more. All inside a tiny little bracelet or what we call our MagicBands. And by “store” I do not mean physically. I mean that information is actually programed onto your band by you inside the Disney website.
They are super fun to wear and come in a multitude of colors. You can even customize them if you’d like. ( see the post below for details on that)
From the Disney Word website:
Use your MagicBand to enter the parks, unlock your Disney Resort hotel room and buy food and merchandise. Plus, your MagicBand gives you FastPass+ access to all the experiences you’ve selected online, so you can simply concentrate on enjoying the fun with the people you care about. You can read more in the links below.
I can tell you that when our MagicBands came in the mail Matilda was so excited. And so was her mom. See that face? Every mom needs to see that. A look only MagicBands can give.
These are our MagicBands and they were shipped to our house before our trip with our names on them. How cool is that?! We put them on our wrists before our flight, ( well they were on even before that actually we walked around the house with them) and they basically never left our wrist.
QUICK TIP – You do not have to store any payment information or link your payment information on your band if you do not want. You can simply use it for your hotel and FastPass experience.
So how do you use FastPasses & your MagicBands for the rides at the park? Simply tap your band to Mickey like the photo shows below and walk right on in. It’s a miracle really. We loved using our MagicBands.
When we were invited to go to Disney World Matilda had just turned 4. And having these MagicBands for us helped make our time so incredibly enjoyable.
QUICK TIP – You may not think your 4 year old needs a stroller? Bring it. I can’t thank the moms enough who told me to do this it was a lifesaver literally.
Another fun fact is that MagicBands are waterproof. Shower, swim or whatever you do your MagicBand will be unharmed.
This was probably due to the fact that here are so many amazing Disney Resorts with gorgeous pools and it was important that guests not have to remove these MagicBands to swim. Ours stayed on our whole trip.
Another fun fact? MagicBands are FREE FOR GUESTS And ANNUAL PASS HOLDERS
A bonus is that if you are a Disney Annual Pass Holder or staying at an official resort Disney MagicBands will come with your stay. Love that! The truth is that when our family went it was the most beautiful experience. And having MagicBands made it even that much more special. Plus if you’d like you keep your MagicBands and use them again and again. Or visit the Disney Store and purchase some there for next time.
So many fun colors and designs to choose from. Seriously I can’t even look without wanting to buy at least 10. Visit the Disney Store Here To purchase your MagicBands
When I look at these pictures below it makes me fall in love with our Walt Disney World Trip all over again. And as a mom you just can’t put a price on that.
One more review: Use your MagicBands for:
- Entry to your room.
- Any time you make purchases on property or off this includes food.
- Entrance into shows, character meet and greets and all the rides.
Now remember I said that I was a first time Disney World goer. So I’m also including some links from my friends below who have so many more helpful tips just for you! I hope this helps and if you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World Or Have Any Questions please feel free to ask that in the comments below. Thank you for reading. I truly hope this article helps you. And have the most Magical Time. I know we did. xoxoxo – Disney!